2 CORINTHIANS 4:3,4
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Actions of people that do not know Jesus! (Gospel hidden); ignoring The Word, living a life of adultery, fornication, stealing, murder, lying, even living a life of being good, etc.
The lost are like a group of people that do things according to the flesh, all the time.
The lost are like driving at night with no headlights, yet they come to an intersection that has bright caution lights everywhere. Cautioning about a dead-end straight ahead. At the dead-end is a cliff, 90’ straight drop. There are guardrails at the dead-end, with more flashing lights. But the lost person ignores the caution lights and ignores the reason for the caution lights. His reasoning abilities have been compromised! Compromised by the influence of the devil.
So the lost continue driving straight through the guardrails and over the cliff. They die, and go straight into hell. Sad.
It is the devil who has bound the lost, and keeping them from being saved (bright caution lights=The Word/Salvation). To help save the lost we have the authority over evil spirits that bind and blind the lost. We do not have authority over their human wills, but we do have control over evil spirits that bind and blind men.
So use this piece of The Word to help you get the lost saved. “Satan, in the Name of Jesus Christ, I break your power over (anyone)’s life, and I claim his/her deliverance and salvation.” Please re-read 2 Corinthians 4:3,4